Use 'Genre' in folder hierarchy / file naming paths

Asked by Andre on 2009-05-03

When extracting my music from a CD using Sound Juicer I prefer to have my music sorted by genres in my music directory. Example: Music/Jazz/Miles Davis/Kind of Blue/01 So what.

With gconf-editor I can access more advanced naming schemes but there is no field available for genre. I can only find these:

%at -- album title %aT -- album title (lowercase) %aa -- album artist %aA -- album artist (lowercase) %as -- album artist (sortable) %aS -- album artist (sortable lowercase) %ay -- album year %tt -- track title %tT -- track title (lowercase) %ta -- track artist %tA -- track artist (lowercase) %ts -- track artist (sortable) %tS -- track artist (sortable lowercase)

and these:
%at -- album title %aT -- album title (lowercase) %aa -- album artist %aA -- album artist (lowercase) %as -- album artist (sortable) %aS -- album artist (sortable lowercase) %tn -- track number (i.e 8) %tN -- track number, zero padded (i.e 08) %tt -- track title %tT -- track title (lowercase) %ta -- track artist %tA -- track artist (lowercase) %ts -- track artist (sortable) %tS -- track artist (sortable lowercase) %dn -- disc and track number (i.e Disk 2 - 6, or 6) %dN -- disc number, zero padded (i.e d02t06, or 06)

Is it in any way possible to add a genre to the path pattern?

To be exact:
/Music/[Genre]/%aa/%at/%tN %tt

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2009-05-18
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2009-05-29
Robinson Tryon (colonelqubit) said : #1

Here's the bug area in Launchpad -- you could file a feature request:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sound-juicer/+bugs

Here's the developer's website:
http://burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer

You could try to catch him via email or jabber if you can't figure it out and don't get anywhere with a feature request.

Andre (andreklaver) said : #2

I will give that a try. Thanks for the tip. I'll post any of the anwsers I get here.

Wim (launchpad-xs4all) said : #3

Andre,

an other workaround:
just make directories like
   /home/music/jazz/
   /home/music/pop/
etc.
then, in Sound-Juicer, choose the correct directory to put the music you are storing now, e.g. in
   /home/music/pop/ store the music from the Beatles:
   /home/music/pop/Beatles/64song/....

hopes this helps you

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